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May 20, 2015

A creamy and delicious ice cream made with mascrapone, Greek yoghurt and honey with a hint om mint

Cremet is lavet på mascarpone, græsk yoghurt og honning med et strejf af mynte

Mascarpone Ice Cream with Mint

I’ve got a thing for rooftops.

I know it sounds silly but there is just something calm about the look of a city from the top. One of my biggest dreams is to one day live in a small attic apartment with white sloping walls, old plank floors, white wooden pillars and big windows so I can look out over the rooftops of little Copenhagen.

Until recently my mom worked in the second tallest buildings in central Copenhagen (and sine there aren’t many tall buildings in Copenhagen, this one certainly towers the others with it’s 18 stories). One day she asked me if I wanted to go and take photos from the roof. That was a chance I couldn’t let go to waste. So here are some of the pictures I took with my lovely mother on a sunlit Thursday spring afternoon on the top of Copenhagen.


Jeg har altså noget med tage.

Det kan lyde sjovt, men der er nu noget roligt og smukt over dem. En af mine helt store drømme er en dag at bo i en lille taglejlighed med hvide skråvægge, plankegulve, træstolper og store vinduer, så jeg kan se ud over tagene i lille København.

Indtil for nylig arbejdede min mor i Codanhus, som er det næsthøjeste hus i det centrale København. Før hun skiftede job, spurgte hun mig, om jeg ville med ind og tage billeder af den skønne by – og selvfølgelig ville jeg da det. Så her er nogle af de billeder, jeg tog på en solbeskinnet forårstorsdag på toppen af København med min mor.

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Coming back down from the sky and home to my little room I loaded the pictures over to my computer right away – rooftops are important, yes they are. Editing them was a complete déjà vu to when I took and edited my pics from Siena (and a lot of other cities come to think of it). My family and I have a habit of scavenging for the tallest places in the cities we go to.

And then – changing the subject completely – my mind decided to jump to all the lovely gelato I got in Siena (because, food…). A specifically delicious one made with mascarpone, which I promised myself to recreate once I got home. So here it is:

A super creamy and decadent mascarpone ice cream with mint.


Tilbage på jorden og hjemme i min lille værelse uploadede jeg billederne til min computer right away – hallo, tage er vigtige, ja de er så. At redigere dem var totalt deja-vu til de billeder af skønne Siena, jeg tog, da vi var i Toscana. Seriøst, min familie og jeg har det med altid aktivt at lede efter de højeste punkter i de byer, vi besøger.

Og så – bare for at ændre kurs totalt – hoppede min hjerne pludselig til den skønne is jeg fik i lille Siena (fordi min hjerne og mad går hånd i hånd). En specielt lækker en med mascrapone, som jeg havde lovet mig selv at efterligne, når jeg kom hjem. Så her er den.

En super lækker og cremet is med et strejf af mynte.

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Since mascarpone in itself is quite sweet you only have to add a very little sweetener. I used honey because the combination of diary products and honey is simply splendid. The result: One of my fave ever ice creams


Macarpone er ret sød i sig selv, så man behøver ikke de store mængder sødemiddel her. Jeg brugte en anelse honning, fordi honning og mælkeprodukter bare klikker. Resultatet var en af mine, hands down, bedste is nogensinde.

Mascarpone Ice Cream with Mint // Rooftops

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 3 cups

A creamy and delicious ice cream made with mascrapone, Greek yoghurt and honey with a hint om mint


  • ¾ cup (90 g.) mascarpone
  • 1 cup (240mL / 250 g.) Greek yoghurt
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • A big handful of fresh mint


  1. Make sure your ice cream maker is completely ready*.
  2. In a bowl mix together mascarpone, Greek yoghurt and honey. Plug off the mint leaves (do not add the stems – they are SEJE and not nice to chew on) and chop them very well. Mix into the mascarpone mixture.
  3. Turn in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturers instructions.
  4. The ice cream is best, when it has been left out of the freezer 15 minutes before serving.


* If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can make this ice cream by freezing it in a container and stirring very well (or whipping) once every half hour.


22 responses to “Mascarpone Ice Cream with Mint // Rooftops”

  1. caileejoy says:

    You are so cute!! These rooftops are so beautiful! Your dream sounds so rustic and pretty! Perf for taking lovely pictures! …also, this ice cream look AMAZING! Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Hannah says:

    Copenhagen is so beautiful! I went there in 2012 but I was sick most of the time :( I hope I can go back one day.

    And this ice cream looks delicious! I am wanting to make a frosting with mascarpone but not sure how much sugar to add to it… is it sweeter than regular cream cheese do you think?

    • Aw, what a shame. I am happy you thought it pretty though :) I really love it. I hope you’ll come back one day where you aren’t sick and can enjoy the city.
      Thank you. Ooooh, mascarpone frosting sounds perfect! Yeah, I definitely think it is sweeter than any other cheese. Looking forward to seeing that recipe some day ;)

  3. This ice cream is absolutely gorgeous! I remember eating some of the best mascarpone ice cream in San Gimignano whilst on holiday last year! So good. You’ve definitely inspired me to have a go at making my own soon! :D

    Plus, Copenhagen looks beautiful – another city on my bucket list to visit! x

  4. Your rooftop pictures are so nice of both cities! I love rooftops too, my dream is to have a rooftop garden where I could have my breakfast everyday looking down to the city :)

    And this ice cream sounds delicious again, I love it’s so simple! I’ve never tried a mascarpone ice cream before but I know it must be super creamy and rich! Yummy!!

  5. I love this recipe! And the photos are gorgeous! I’ll follow your blog! x

  6. Mary Frances says:

    Mercy, these photos are stunning! I can tell how ridiculously creamy and delicious this ice cream is … and I want to dive right in. You just have a knack for photography! Those rooftops are absolutely beautiful :)

  7. These are some stunning photos, girl! Gorgeous view. And that ice cream looks so delicate and lovely!

  8. I love rooftops too – such a beautiful view of a city. Copenhagen is definitely up there on my list of places to visit when we come to Europe next year :)
    And I love the sound of this icecream – simply perfect!

    • Yay! A fellow roof-top-lover. I like that :)
      Oooh, you are going to Copenhagen?! How wonderful. I can’t wait foryou to see “my” city. I really want to go to Tasmania and Hobert some time in my life – hopefully not too long out in the future

  9. Gorgeous shots from the rooftop…and of the ice cream! I never thought to add masarpone and definitely want to try it now! Pinned. :)

  10. MMMM! What an amazing recipe! I love the combination of mint & mascarpone, so delicious! What a beautiful ice-cream. I can’t think of anything I would enjoy more than a big bowl of this! Thank you so much for sharing :)

  11. Nina says:

    Hi Ingrid.
    I don’t have an icecream maker. Can I make it anyway? And do you know how
    Greetings from Nina in Vemb

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